Sarah LaDuke

Producer

Sarah grew up in Saranac Lake, NY where she worked part time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college, primarily backstage as she is a truly superficial [read: bad] actress. She graduated from SUNY Albany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable.

Ways to Connect

Janis Ian at The Clark

Apr 18, 2012

Janis Ian will be at The Clark in Williamstown, MA for two events this week. Society's Child: A Life In Song (a free evening of recollections and readings from her book Society's Child: My Autobiography)on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 pm and a Janis Ian Concert on Friday, April 20 at 8:00 pm.

Music - "My Autiobiography", "Jesse", and "At Seventeen"

Founder and multi-instrumentalist of Mice Parade, Adam Pierce, joins us prior to a trio incarnation of the group performing at Helsinki Hudson this week.

Hugh Brewster has been writing about The RMS Titanic for more than 25 years. His new book is Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World. Here we talk about the fascinating, often frivolous, and frequently frustrating lives of the crème de la crème on board the doomed ship.

You Are Good at Things

Apr 12, 2012

Andy Selsberg (Dear Old Love) is good at things and he knows you are, too. We speak with him here about his book, You Are Good at Things: A Checklist, published by Perigee Books.

Rhett Miller

Apr 11, 2012

Rhett Miller (Old 97s) is releasing a new self-produced solo record, The Dreamer in June. He's playing a couple of shows in our region this month (Helsinki Hudson on 4/13; Iron Horse on 4/24). We speak with Miller about the record, why he's trying his hand a producing, his move to the Hudson Valley, and more.

Dayna Kurtz

Apr 11, 2012
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Singer-Songwriter Dayna Kurtz released two new albums this week - American Standard and Secret Canon Vol 1 . We speaks with her here about the new records and her career.

 

Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop, Guns N'Roses, Soul Asylum) presents a benefit for Tools for Timkatec in Haiti at Helsinki Hudson on Tuesday, April 10 at 8pm.

Tommy Stinson speaks with us about his recent work and the benefit, and Emily Jane Roberts, and Chip Roberts join him in playing a few songs from One Man Mutiny.

Last week Michael Kaiser, the President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave a talk at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY entitled, "Great Art, Well Marketed." On his way back to D.C., he stopped by our studio to talk about his past work and future plans.

Will Hermes is a Senior Critic for Rolling Stone and a frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered. He joins us seasonally with an eclectic new-music preview. These are Will's tunes for Spring 2012.

 

[Artist - "Song" - Album]

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance will be at The Palace in Albany, NY on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30pm. 21 year-old, Declan Crowley, is a Captital Region native who has been studying Irish Dance since he was 6 years old and as has been with Lord of the Dance since 2009.

Chef/Owner of Terrapin Restaurant, Josh Kroner, and Mixologist, Jean Michel, join Joe and Sarah to give a preview of the restaurant's premiere party on Sunday.

As we've been talking about all morning, the long-awaited 5th season of the television series, Mad Men, which premieres on AMC this coming Sunday. The show's not-so-long ago but seems-so-long-ago atmosphere is incredibly lush and is made whole through historical plot points and esthetic details. The masterful finishing touch of any theatrical or filmed period production is: the music. The Music of Mad Men is the music of the pre-1970s 20th century. Smokey American standards, bopping sock-hop dance hits, doo-wop, rock and roll and the music of the British invasion.

Photo credit: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Gideon Oberzanek, founding Artistic Director of Chunky Move, Australia's leading contemporary dance troupe. Their work "Connected" will be co-presented by Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA this coming Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Chris Gethard

Feb 1, 2012

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Chris Gethard about his book, A Bad Idea I'm About To Do, The Chris Gethard Show, UCB, and being a loser.

Albany, NY – Music writer Will Hermes joins Sarah LaDuke in studio once again to talk about and listen to some of the best music of the year.

Albany, NY – Morgan James is in the new Broadway revival of Godspell - the show is running at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.

Jonathan Coulton

Nov 30, 2011

 

Albany, NY – Stephen Karam's new play, Sons of the Prophet, commissioned and produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City, opened last Thursday at The Laura Pels Theatre on West 46th Street. Sarah LaDuke speaks with Karam about the play.

New York, New York – Zach Grenier is currently appearing with Frank Langella, Adam Driver, Francesca Faridany, Brian Hutchinson, Virginia Kull, and Michael Siberry in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Terrence Rattigan's Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. Sarah LaDuke speaks with him about this show, previous Broadway credits, and his film and television work - which includes Fight Club, Zodiac, 24, Deadwood, The Good Wife, and the upcoming Clint Eastwood film, J. Edgar.

Sarah LaDuke speaks with Colin Donnell. Donnell is absolutely charming as Billy Crocker in the current Broadway Revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. The Tony Award winning show, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, is schedule to run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre through April of 2012.

 

Albany, NY – Nikki M. James won the Tony Award for "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" this year for her work as Nabalungi in The Book of Mormon. Sarah LaDuke speaks with her about the show, the Tony, and playing Cleopatra opposite Christopher Plummer's Ceasar at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

New York, New York – Danny Burstein plays Buddy Plummer in the Broadway Revival of Follies which opens at The Marquis Theatre tonight. Here he speaks with Sarah LaDuke about that show, his career, and his family.

 

Christine Ebersole

Aug 11, 2011

Albany, NY – Sarah LaDuke speaks with two-time Tony Award winning actress and singer, Christine Ebersole about her film, television, and stage career and her status as a gay icon.

Christine Ebersole Quartet will perform at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Friday, 8/12 at 8pm.

Poughkeepsie, NY – Sarah LaDuke speaks with composer/performer, Gabriel Kahane, about his new musical, February House (book by Seth Bockley). The show will be presented as a staged-reading in the Martel Theater in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film as part of New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater season July 14-16.

Poughkeepsie, NY – Sarah speaks with Tony Award winning actor, Michael Cerveris, about his career and his work in the new Stephen Sater/Duncan Sheik musical, The Nightingale, staged readings of which will take place this weekend as part of New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powehouse Theater season.

Poughkeepsie, NY – Mario Cantone plays Canadian Female-Impersonator, Craig Russell, in a new play, Margaret and Craig. The play, written by David Solomon and directed by Sheryl Kaller, is running (as a staged reading) at New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater this weekend.

New York, New York – Cole Porter's Anything Goes is enjoying amazing reviews for its Broadway Revival at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Adam Godley plays Evelyn Oakleigh in the production, which is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.

Albany, NY – This week, July 16 - 18, you can see the Martel Musical concert reading of Bonfire Night by Justin Levine, directed by Obie winner Alex Timbers at New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. Sarah speaks with Justin and Alex and we hear a few songs from the show.

Bill T. Jones

May 13, 2010

  Albany, NY – Sarah speaks with dance luminary and multi-award winning choreographer/director, Bill T. Jones. He is the recipient of the 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and his show, Fela! is nominated for 11 Tony Awards.

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